Project Plans and Staff Reports

For case materials 2015-2020, see the Archived Plans and Reports page. Materials from present date to January 2021 are below.

2022

  • CHC Meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:

     

  • CHC Meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:
    • Meeting Notice
    • Agenda
    • Calendar Event Page
    • East Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Study: Consider the report of the East Cambridge NCD Study Committee and make recommendations.
    • Case 4886: 21 Loomis St., by Kevin Emery & Eamon Fee. Reduce the size of the existing building and modify the foundation to meet zoning setback requirements. Renovate existing house and construct an attached dwelling unit at rear of existing as previously approved.
  • CHC Meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:
    • Zoom Recording link, use passcode: ab?4yYMa
    • Meeting Notice
    • Agenda
    • Calendar Event Page
    • Case 4869: Garden and Berkeley streets, by City of Cambridge. Install flexible delineator posts for bike lanes on Garden Street and a flashing beacon at the Garden/Waterhouse crosswalk; modify the sidewalk at the corner of Berkeley St. for an accessible parking space.
    • Case 4632: 57 JFK St., by Crimson Galeria LP, Raj Dhanda, Manager. Construct 4-story addition to the existing Crimson Galeria building. Approval in principle was granted in Sept. 2021, subject to returning for final approval.
    • Case 4819: Reed Hall, 99-3 Brattle St,, by Lesley University. (Continued from July 2022) Alter arcade to provide accessibility, remove fire escapes, alter areaways, replace windows, lightning protection at roof.
    • Case 4821: Burnham Hall, 99-2 Brattle St., by Lesley University. (Continued from July 2022) Add and alter dormers, infill brick openings, construct connector bridge to Reed Hall, remove fire escapes, alter egress stair, alter areaways, replace windows, add lightning protection at roof.
    • Case 4870: 20 Brattle St., by Harvard Collection, LLC c/o Regency Centers. Install a projecting sign for non-ground level tenants.
    • Case 4871: 95 Irving St., by Fox and Prince 86 LLC; IML 45, LLC. Demolish the garage and rear additions. Construct a new detached garage and rear addition. Renovate and restore exterior. Alter paving, construct pool, alter exterior lighting.
    • Director's Report (10/2022)

     

    • CHC Meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:
      • Zoom Recording links: 
        Part 1 video -- use passcode: 5qs*UqBf
        Part 2 video -- use passcode: 5qs*UqBf 

      • Meeting Notice
      • Calendar Event Page
      • Agenda
      • Case D-1619: 12 LakeView Ave., by Jefferson M. Case and Elizabeth Green Case. Retroactive application to demolish house (1846).
      • Case D-1631: 6 Brookline St. (2-10 Brookline St. and 468-480 Massachusetts Ave.), by Sater Realty, LLC o/b/o CSQ Realty, LLC. Demolish commercial building (1928).
      • Case L-144: 10 Buckingham St., 4 and 6 Buckingham Pl. Buckingham Browne & Nichols, owner. Consider whether to initiate a landmark study for the three buildings previously determined to be significant and preferably preserved.
      • Case 4853: 1380 Massachusetts Ave., by 1834 Realty Inc., owner, o/b/o Blank Street Coffee, tenant. Replace round lit blade sign with square lit blade sign.
      • Case 4854: 172 Brattle St., by Brattle Street Nominee Trust. Demolish garage and one-story addition and construct new garage and two-story addition.
      • Case 4855: 17 Fresh Pond Pkwy., by LeFebvre Brattle, LLC. Alter brick wall and fence; construct curb cut, driveway, wall and gate off Brattle Street.
      • Case 4856: 26 Plympton St./13-21 Bow St., by President & Fellows of Harvard College. Phase three restoration and rehabilitation of Adams House buildings. 
      • Director's Report
    • CHC Meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:
    • CHC Meeting on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:

      • Meeting Notice
      • Agenda
      • Zoom Recording link -- use passcode: vC^3+vw7
      • Approved Minutes
      • Case 4832: 59 JFK St., by Trinity Realty II, LLC, owner, o/b/o Grafton Street Pub & Grill, tenant. Install internally-illuminated neon blade sign.
      • Case 4833: 3 Brattle St., by Crown Castle Fiber, LLC. Install small cell facility with double acorn pole and whip antenna.
      • Case 4834: 2 Willard Street Ct., by Jeffrey Kripke. Replace door and windows at front entry vestibule.
      • Case 4835: 30 JFK St., by Waugh Building LLC. Exterior renovations including masonry repairs and new storefront systems. Install address/identity sign.
      • Case 4836: Brattle Street from Mason to Craigie streets, by City of Cambridge. Install two-way separated bicycle lanes with flex posts and low concrete barriers; related alterations to signs, roadway, select curbs and ramps.
      • Case L-143: The Pit, Harvard Square Plaza. Consider petition of registered Cambridge voters to initiate a landmark study for The Pit.
      • Case D-1619: 12 Lake View Ave., by Jefferson M. Case and Elizabeth Green Case. Retroactive application to demolish house (1846).
      • Director's Report (July 2022)
    • CHC Meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:

      • Zoom recording link and passcode: M1@&2B8H
      • Meeting Notice
      • Agenda
      • Case 4799 (continued): 21 Loomis St., by Kevin Emery & Eamon Fee. Re-size and relocate the existing house on a new foundation. Construct a dormer, attached garage and second dwelling unit. Consider revised plans.
      • Case 4815: 31 Church St., by JAC Nominee Trust. Renovate exterior including new door, hardware and light fixtures.
      • Case 4816: 1 Garden St., by Christ Church Cambridge. Replace and extend fences.
      • Case 4817: 11 Berkeley St., by 11 Berkeley Realty Trust. Alter landscape structures including paths, fences, walls, terrace and lighting.
      • Case 4818: 7 Longfellow Pk., by Doreen Beinart. Construct dormer.
      • Case 4819: Reed Hall, 99-3 Brattle St,, by Lesley University. Alter arcade to provide accessibility, remove fire escapes, alter areaways, replace windows, lightning protection at roof.
      • Case 4820: 2 St. Johns Rd., by Lesley University. Revise walkways and provide accessibility to dormitory buildings.
      • Case 4821: Burnham Hall, 99-2 Brattle St., by Lesley University. Add and alter dormers, infill brick openings, construct connector bridge to Reed Hall, remove fire escapes, alter egress stair, alter areaways, replace windows, add lightning protection at roof.
      • Case 4822: 1374 Massachusetts Ave., by Cambridge Savings Bank, owner, o/b/o Le Macaron, tenant. Install internally-illuminated blade sign.
      • Director's Report (May/June 2022)
    • CHC Meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:
      • Zoom recording link and passcode: z6c#sj6^
      • Meeting Notice
      • Agenda
      • Calendar event listing
      • Case 4716 (continued): 32 Church St., by Harvard Real Estate c/o Kathy McCarthy obo Painted Burro restaurant, tenant. Exterior alterations and signs.
      • Case 4776 (continued from May 5): 158 Brattle St., by Harry Lasker. Change roofing material from cedar to architectural shingles.
      • Case 4799: 21 Loomis St., by Kevin Emery & Eamon Fee. Re-size and relocate the existing house on a new foundation. Construct dormer, attached garage and second dwelling unit.
    • CHC Meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:
      • Zoom recording link and passcode: HJX?D8@R
      • Meeting Notice
      • Agenda
      • Calendar event listing
      • Case 4716 (continued): 32 Church St., by Harvard Real Estate. Alter the entrance surround, replace select windows and redesign panels, install awnings and new signs, construct patio platform. A written request for a further continuance has been received from the applicant.
      • Case 4757: 139 Main St., by MIT 139 Main Street Fee Owner LLC. Paint a mural on the brick wall of the west elevation.
      • Case 4758: 4 Willard St., by Koby Kempel. Replace roof; demolish carport; restore roof deck with 36" railing; demolish and replace retaining wall, steps, and path; demolish driveway. 
      • Case 4761: 25 and 31 Brattle St., by Asana Partners. Install new glass canopy over storefront at 25 Brattle and a new overhang at 31 Brattle. 
      • Case D-1609: 18 Pleasant St., by The Rossmore LLC & Boston Residential LLC. Demolish house (1864) and attached carriage house and office additions.
      • Case D1575: 21 Loomis St., by Kelli A. Bennett, Mary A. Tennis, John P. Mearn, III, Steven R. Mearn, and Francine M. Mearn, owners on behalf of Kevin Emery and Eamon Fee. Consider initiation of a landmark study for the preferably preserved significant building under demolition delay until May 6, 2022.
      • Draft minutes of Feb. 3, 2022
      • Director's Report
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:
        • Zoom recording link and passcode: a6P?H=42
        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Calendar event listing
        • Case 4669 (continued): 711-727 Massachusetts Ave., by Gas Light Building LLC. Consider draft Standards and Guidelines for landmark report. Continue hearing relative to application to renovate the existing building and construct an addition at rear and above the existing building.
        • Case 4736: 10 Frost St., by Peter & Mary Jean Tufano. Install solar panels and heat pumps. 
        • Case L-142: 196, 194 and 194R Prospect St. Linda Papaforti; Cecily Miller & Kenneth Field; Alaa Murabit; Peter & Suzanne Martin, property owners. Hearing relative to the initiation of a landmark designation study for the Maria Baldwin House (196) and the attached buildings (194 and 194R). 
        • Case D-1609: 18 Pleasant St., by The Rossmore LLC & Boston Residential LLC. Demolish house (1864) and attached carriage house and office additions.
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 
        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Zoom meeting recording with Passcode: .*ivE4TZ (note this passcode starts with a period symbol)
        • Case L-136 and Case 4669 (continued): 711-727 Massachusetts Ave., by Gas Light Building LLC. Consider draft Standards and Guidelines for landmark report. Continue hearing relative to application to renovate the existing building and construct an addition at rear and above the existing building.
        • Case 4715: 15 Follen St., by Andrew W. Lo, 15 Follen St. Realty Trust. Construct rear addition and window well.
        • Case 4716: 32 Church St., by Harvard Real Estate. Alter entrance surround, replace select windows and redesign panels, install awnings and new signs, construct patio platform. 
        • Case 4573 (continued): 36 JFK St, 81 Mt Auburn St, 33 Dunster St, by Trinity Realty I, LLC. Demolish The Garage Building except for 2-story facades of the 1860s stable building at corner of Mt Auburn and Dunster streets. Construct a new 6-story above grade mixed-use building. 
        • Case D-1570: 204-206 Fayerweather St., by Tom and Keya Dannenbaum. Applicant has postponed a hearing on a revised design for the time being. Case will be re-advertised when the time comes. 
        • Director's Report

        2021

        • CHC Meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM.Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 
          • Meeting Notice
          • Agenda
          • Case L-140: 1627 Massachusetts Ave. Lesley University, owner. Consider confirmation of commission's initiation of a landmark designation study.
          • Case D-1595 and Lase L-141: 2161 Massachusetts Ave. ND Development, LLC. Application to move the building (1939) on lot and demolish rear and side sections. Consider petition by ten or more registered voters to initiate a landmark designation study.
          • Case D-1596: 47-53 Bay State Rd., by American Assoc. of Variable Star Observers, current owner, o/b/o Sun Property Group. Demolish house, offices, and warehouse buildings (1948 with later additions).
          • Case D-1597, D-1598, D-1599: 4 and 6 Buckingham Pl. and 10 Buckingham St., by Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School. Demolish the Kelsey House (1892) and Morrison House (1884; moved 1893) and demolish the additions of and reconstruct the Markham building (1892 with later additions) on an adjusted site plan as part of the BB&N Lower School Revisioning.
        • CHC Meeting on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 
          • Meeting Notice
          • Agenda
          • Case L-136 and Case 4669 (continued): 711-727 Massachusetts Ave., by Gas Light Building LLC. Consider draft Standards and Guidelines for landmark report.Continue hearing relative to application to renovate the existing building and construct an addition at rear and above the existing building.
          • Case 4685: 137 Allston St., by Edward S. Eccles. Exterior restoration of St. Augustine's church. Construct new entrance stairs and ramp. Replace existing entry doors with window. New cladding.
          • Case 4686: 10 Garden St., by President & Fellows of Harvard College. Install new signs at three entry points to the Harvard Radcliffe Institute yard.
          • Case 4401: 98 Winthrop St., by Paul Overgaag. Revise design of temporary enclosure of dining patio.
          • Case D-1557 and Case L-138: 68-70 Lexington Ave., by Gregory Scott Burd and Francesca Gino. Demolish 3-decker (1913). Consider new design for replacement project. Consider initiation of landmark designation study.
          • Director's Report (October 2021)
        • CHC Meeting on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 
          • Meeting Notice
          • Agenda
          • Case D-1585: 134 Massachusetts Ave. / 95 Vassar St., Building W41, by MIT. Demolish portions of the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse Co. building (1894) for renovation and adaptive re-use.
          • Case L-136: 719/727 Massachusetts Ave. Gas Light Building LLC, owner. Consider petition of registered voters to initiate a landmark study for the Cambridge Gas Light Co. building.
          • Case L-137: 689 Massachusetts Ave. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Inc., owner. Consider petition of registered voters to initiate a landmark study of the Savings Bank Building.
          • Case L-138: 68-70 Lexington Ave., Gregory Scott Burd, owner. Consider initiation of a landmark designation study for a preferably-preserved significant building. The property owner has requested a 3-month continuance of this hearing and a 3-month extension of the demolition delay period.
          • Case 4342: 27 Holyoke Pl., by Harvard University. Extend temporary certificate for construction staging area until Dec. 31, 2022.
          • Case 4631 (continued): 613-629 Cambridge St., by RPI Cambridge Street LLC. Renovate #613 (2-story former carbarn), demolish and reconstruct #621 (1-story center building), and renovate #625-629.
          • Case 4632 (continued from Aug. 5, 2021): 57 JFK St., by Crimson Galeria LP, Raj Dhanda, Manager. Construct 4-story addition to the existing Crimson Galeria building.
          • Case 4647: 44 Bow St., (Lampoon building), by Harvard Lampoon Trust. Replace the slate and copper roof with clay tiles to match original, install rain leader boxes to match original.
          • Case 4648: Story St. at Mt. Auburn St., by Crown Castle Fiber LLC. Install small cell antenna at existing pole location.
          • Case 4649: Brattle Sq. at Mt. Auburn St., by Crown Castle Fiber LLC. Install small cell antenna at existing pole location.
          • Case 4650: JFK St. at Winthrop Sq., by Crown Castle Fiber LLC. Install small cell antenna at existing pole location.
          • Case 4651: Peabody St at Holden Chapel, by Crown Castle Fiber LLC. Install small cell antenna at existing pole location.
          • Draft Minutes of 8/5/21
          • Director's Report (Aug 2021)
          • New Business:
            • L139: Mayflower Poultry sign at 621 Cambridge St. Petition received requesting landmark study of the "Live Poultry Fresh Killed" sign at Mayflower Poultry shop.
        • CHC Meeting on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  
          • Meeting Notice
          • Agenda
          • University Park aka Bay State Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) Study Petition
          • Case 4568: 140 Brattle St., by Ben Zander. Replace three windows.
          • Case 4570: 159 Charles St., by BREML Partners, LLC. Full renovation of rear house; raise roof; add dormers; alter fenestration; add balcony over covered entry..
          • Case 4571: 11 Story St. #1, by Rosemary LLC. Replace windows.
          • Case 4572: 795 Massachusetts Ave, City Hall., by City of Cambridge. Alter basement windows; repair entry stairs; replace dormer windows with louvers; refurbish windows..
          • Case 4573: 36 JFK St, 81 Mt. Auburn St., 33 Dunster St., by Trinity Realty I, LLC. Demolish The Garage Building, except for 2-story facades of the 1860s stable building at corner of Mt. Auburn and Dunster streets. Construct a new 6-story above grade mixed use building..
          • Director's Report (April-May 2021)
        • CHC Meeting on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  
          • Meeting Notice
          • Agenda
          • Case L-134: 28 Union St. Nathaniel Haduch, owner. Consider preliminary report and make recommendation to City Council.
          • Case 4542: 86 Otis St., by Cambridge Housing Authority. Repair masonry and roof; enlarge and add dormers; alter select doors and windows; construct mechanical screen and access ramp; improve exterior common areas.
          • Case 4543: 94 Brattle St., by Andrew McCollum & Gretchen Sisson Rev. Trust on behalf of Lauren Cosulich. Install electric car charging device.
          • Case 4544: 113 Brattle St., by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Alter driveway and parking paving material.
          • Case 4545: Holden Chapel, 15 Harvard Yd., by President & Fellows of Harvard College. Restore west pediment.
          • Case 4546: 8 Story St., by President & Fellows of Harvard College. Replace windows and storefront, repair concrete façade.
          • Case D-1570: 204-206 Fayerweather St., by Tom & Keya Dannenbaum. Demolish two-family house (1927).
          • Case D-1575: 21 Loomis St., by Kelli A. Bennett, Mary A. Tennis, John P. Mearn, III, Steven R. Mearn, and Francine M. Mearn, owners on behalf of Kevin Emery & Eamon Fee. Demolish single family house (1949).
        • CHC Meeting on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

        • CHC Meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

           

        • CHC Meeting on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

           

        • CHC Meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

           

        • Case 3545 (continued): 134 Brattle St., by P. C. M. Teunissen. Exterior restoration. Remove door and landing to 134A. Rebuild rear deck. Remove 4 rear-facing windows and replace with doors and larger windows. application plans Feb. 2016 plans Mar. 2016 (corrected set)
        • Case 3423 (amendment): 115 Brattle St., by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Inc. Amend certificate to reflect modified plans and adjust location of new garage closer to main house. revised plans for amendment
        • Case 3550: 121 Brattle St., by Margaret & Joseph Koerner. Construct a one-car detached garage at rear of property. application
        • Case 3551: 45 Brewster St., by Robert & Alicia von Rekowsky. Construct second floor addition and deck above existing kitchen at rear of house. application corrected zoning table
        • Case D-1384 and 1385: 207 and 227 Cambridge St., by Mark Lechmere LLC. Demo 3-story multi use building (1857) and commercial bank building (1917). Update: A request has been received from the owner to continue cases D1384 and D1385. They will not be heard on March 3.
          application
          photos plans memo
        • Case D-1389: 24 Winter St., by Richard & Diane Vendetti. Demolish 2-story ell of house (1838). plans memo
        • Case D-1390: 40 Cottage St., by Roy Russell & Robin Chase. Demolish 1.5 story house (1839). plans memo
        • Draft Minutes of Feb. 4, 2016

        CHC Meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:

        • Case 3545 (continued): 134 Brattle St., by P. C. M. Teunissen. Exterior restoration. Remove door and landing to 134A. Rebuild rear deck. Remove 4 rear-facing windows and replace with doors and larger windows. application plans Feb. 2016 plans Mar. 2016 (corrected set)
        • Case 3423 (amendment): 115 Brattle St., by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Inc. Amend certificate to reflect modified plans and adjust location of new garage closer to main house. revised plans for amendment
        • Case 3550: 121 Brattle St., by Margaret & Joseph Koerner. Construct a one-car detached garage at rear of property. application
        • Case 3551: 45 Brewster St., by Robert & Alicia von Rekowsky. Construct second floor addition and deck above existing kitchen at rear of house. application corrected zoning table
        • Case D-1384 and 1385: 207 and 227 Cambridge St., by Mark Lechmere LLC. Demo 3-story multi use building (1857) and commercial bank building (1917). Update: A request has been received from the owner to continue cases D1384 and D1385. They will not be heard on March 3.
          application
          photos plans memo
        • Case D-1389: 24 Winter St., by Richard & Diane Vendetti. Demolish 2-story ell of house (1838). plans memo
        • Case D-1390: 40 Cottage St., by Roy Russell & Robin Chase. Demolish 1.5 story house (1839). plans memo
        • Draft Minutes of Feb. 4, 2016
        Director's Report
        Director's Report